Some might look at the results to my indiegogo project and think of it as the opposite of a success, but they would be quite wrong. No, my launch fund is not completely funded. No, I didn’t reach the goal I set of $10,000. Yes, I still have to raise more support. Yes, I view it as a success.
If I don’t look at the numbers I can still see God in this project. He has shown me some support from places I had not even thought of. He has shown me how awesome my current ministry partners are and He has helped me see other routes for future fundraisers.
If I look at the numbers I am still encouraged. What the amount I raised is allowing me to do is purchase extra Mudlove bands (pictured below), and extra Jupmode shirts (the front is pictured below) that I can sell to people who want them. Now people can contribute and get a band or t-shirt too. It’s an awesome two-for-one deal! Help the ministry I’m called to and get a gift.
A couple weeks back I went to the Levis Commons Fine Art Fair with my mom and we found a tent for a photographer name Tiffany Kimmet and her business Subtle Verse. Tiffany had some awesome pictures and on some of them there were Bible verses over top of the images. My favorite one was a picture of steps leading up to a door with Proverbs 16:9 written on the steps.
Proverbs 16:9 reads “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” I think this is the main lesson God is trying to teach me during my ministry partner development time. I’ve said before that I am a planner so you can see why this verse applies to me. How I am looking at the indiegogo fundraiser is this. I planned on raising a lot of support through the project and it didn’t initially do that, but who am I to say that it won’t still generate a good amount of support through the Mudlove bands and Jupmode t-shirts. You know, I don’t know, but I am learning to let God determine my steps and I will follow His plan as best as my stupid human nature will allow me.
By the way, if you want a Mudlove band or Jupmode shirt send me an e-mail and let me know.